Under Unix, XSB can be invoked by the command:
$XSB_DIR/bin/xsbif you have installed XSB in your private directory. If XSB is instaled in a shared directory ( e.g., $SHARED_XSB for the entire site (UNIX only), then you should use
$SHARED_XSB/bin/xsbIn both cases, you will find yourself in the top level interpreter. As mentioned above, this script automatically detects the system configuration you are running on and will use the right files and executables. (Of course, XSB should have been built for that architecture earlier.)
Under Windows, you should invoke XSB by typing:
You may want to make an alias such as xsb to the above commands, for convenience, or you might want to put the directory where the XSB command is found in the $PATH environment variable. However, you should not make hard links to this script or to the XSB executable. If you invoke XSB via such a hard link, XSB will likely be confused and will not find its libraries. That said, you can create other scripts and cal the above script from there.
Most of the ``standard'' Prolog predicates are supported by XSB, so those of you who consider yourselves champion entomologists, can try to test them for bugs now. Details are in Chapter 6.